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Friday, August 3

Weather
• Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 82. Saturday will be partly cloudy and a high of 88. Sunday is mostly sunny with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Donald Trump continued to bash the media as “fake, fake disgusting news” at a political rally.

• Apple officially became the world’s first trillion-dollar company.

• The city is mulling building a new high-rise jail complex in Lower Manhattan.

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Watercolor Workshop: On the Farm  Sat Aug 4th 2-4pm Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors. $20. Pre-Reg Req. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.
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Queens News
• A Forest Hills creep was arrested for an upskirting incident in a Rego Park store.

• The family of a teen who was killed in Whitestone wants elderly drivers to be tested every two years.

• These Ridgewood entrepreneurs want to bring 3D printing to the masses.

Politics
• NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett is leaving the de Blasio administration for a job at Harvard.

• Cuomo’s Republican challenger is calling for a probe of the governor’s taxpayer-funded mailers.

Entertainment
• Nick Carter is being investigated after accusations of sexual harassmentsurfaced.

• What can’t he do? Justin Timberlake will host a new game show on Fox called “Spin the Wheel.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1963, The Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club in Liverpool for the very last time. They made a whopping 300 Pounds ($840).

• In 1926, singer Tony Bennett was born in Queens. In 2014, he teamed up with Lady Gaga for this duet.

Opinion
• The Post says the NYPD is easing up on fare evasion just it’s on the rise.

• USA Today says three months before the midterms, Trump is still MIA on countering Russia on election security.

In the Blogs
• The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is coming back until August 12.

• Catch screenings of Julie Andrews and Rita Moreno on The Muppet Show at this Queens museum.

Trending in New York
• Drake
• New York
• Travis
• Uber
• Christopher Robin

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (68-39) were drubbed by the Red Sox, 15-7.

• The Mets (44-62) fell to the Braves, 4-2.

• Who’s laughing now? The Yankees took struggling Sonny Gray out of the rotation in favor of Lance Lynn.

• The Yanks also placed J.A. Happ on the 10-day disabled list with hand, foot and mouth disease.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees face the rival Red Sox in Boston at 7:10 p.m.
• The Mets host the Braves at 7:10 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers take on Boston again. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ welcome Atlanta to Citi Field for a 7:10 p.m. showdown.
Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their crucial series with the Red Sox at 8:08 p.m.
• The Mets finish their four-game set with Atlanta at 1:10 p.m.

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Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema  Aug 3rd- 12th  Showcasing the best in independent film. For tickets go to www.kewgardensfestivalofcinema.com.
UA Midway Stadium 9, 108-22 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• Market reports say Queens has registered the highest rent increase in the entire county.

• OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 5th 11am-1pm  83-25 98th Street, #3C, Woodhaven - Full 2BR co-op w/ very low maintenance. Zoned for one of the best schools in the district.  Asking $268,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 4th 12-1:15pm  78-51 79th Place, Glendale – Detached 2 family home renovated w/ 2 new kitchens, SS appliances, new wood floors, new windows. Fully renovated finished basement.  Asking $779,000. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

• Sold – Kew Gardens Hills – A five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,830-square-foot house at 147-28 69th Road for $1.63 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Nepalese barbecue chain Bajeko Sekuwa offers rare cuts like funky mutton and fatty wild boar.

• Bellwether in Long Island City is continuing to get love as one of NYC’s best brunch spots.

Restaurant ABC’s – West Maspeth
Grade A – Peggy Dempseys, 64-14 Flushing Ave. – Food not cooled by approved method.
Grade B – Zhen Good Taste, 59-61 69th St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Cityscapes NY, 55-61 58th St. – Cross-contamination, Evidence of mice, Tobacco use, Food contact surface not properly washed.

Events
• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids @ The Landing: Art w/ Leonie & Natasha. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

• Springfield Gardens – 10 a.m. – Rebuilding Together NYC to repair Jill McKoy’s home after damages by Sandy.

• St. Albans – 11 a.m. – Southeast Queens elected officials, Comptroller Scott Stringer reprimand NYC Parks for three-year delay of playground bathroom reconstruction. Daniel O’Connell Playground, 113th Ave. and 196th St.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. – The Muppet Show w/ Julie Andrews & Rita Moreno. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Middle Village – 11 a.m. to 1p.m. – Tie Dye Event. Bring an article of clothing. Juniper Park, 78th St. & Juniper Blvd So.

• Astoria – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 10th Annual Kids Fun Day. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 23-25 Newtown Ave.

• LIC – 4 p.m. – Summer Kids @ The Landing: Improv & Music. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

• Jamaica – 6 to 10 p.m. – Jamaica JAMS Under the Stars. Jamaica Ave. btwn 150th & 153rd streets.

• Maspeth – 7 p.m. – Jerry Drake & The Front Page Big Band. The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave.

• Astoria - 7 p.m. – SEE IT BIG!  2001- A Space Odyssey. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

• Bayside – 7:30 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Justice League. Crocheron Park, 35th Ave & Cross Island Pkwy.

• Glendale - 8 p.m. – “Legally Blonde.” Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church, 66-14 Central Ave.

• Astoria - 9 p.m. – Astoria Drink & Draw. Q.E.D, 27-16 23rd Ave.

Saturday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – The Muppet Show w/ Julie Andrews & Rita Moreno.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
 Jamaica - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Jamaica JAMS Festival.  Jamaica Ave from Parsons Blvd to 170th St
• Rego Park – 12:30 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Lost Battalion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd.
• LIC - 1 to 8 p.m. – INSITU Dance Festival.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Astoria - 2 p.m. – SEE IT BIG!  2001- A Space Odyssey. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Flushing - 2 to 4 p.m. – Watercolor Workshop: On the Farm.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.
• Woodhaven – 4 p.m. – Listen to the Battle of the Bands winners.  Geo Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive
• Astoria – 6 p.m. – SEE IT BIG! The Sound of Music.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Sunnyside – 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: All’s Well That Ends Well.  Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Avenue
• Middle Village - 7:30 p.m. – Fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue
• Glendale - 8 p.m. – “Legally Blonde”.  Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church, 66-14 Central Avenue
Sunday
• Astoria – 11 a.m. – The Muppet Show w/ Julie Andrews & Rita Moreno.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• LIC - 1 to 8 p.m. – INSITU Dance Festival.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
• Astoria – 2 p.m. – SEE IT BIG! The Sound of Music.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Flushing - 2 to 4 p.m. – Hapa-Zome Garden by Dyed in Queens.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
• Glendale - 3 p.m. – “Legally Blonde”.  Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church, 66-14 Central Avenue
• Jamaica – 5 to 8 p.m. – Rochdale Village Music Festival 2018.  Rochdale Village Campus, 169-65 137th Avenue
• Bayside – 6 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: Alive ‘n’ Kickin.  Fort Totten, Totten Avenue & 15th Road
• Astoria - 6:30 p.m. – SEE IT BIG!  2001- A Space Odyssey. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Rockaway - 8 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Escape to Witch Mountain.  B94th St off Shorefront Pkwy.

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August 6th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

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